Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

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Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov
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Events

  • Oct
    17
    Sustainability Action Day: Edible Plant Walk
    12:30 pm to 1:15 pm
    Temple Ambler Arboretum 580 Meetinghouse Road Ambler, PA 19002

    Sustainability Action Day: Edible Plant Walk

    October 17, 2018
    12:30 pm to 1:15 pm, 45 mins
    Temple Ambler Arboretum 580 Meetinghouse Road Ambler, PA 19002
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    Join Ambler Arboretum of Temple University Director Kathy Salisbury and the Food Forest Club for a walk on the edible side of the Ambler Arboretum! Learn about the edible plants and herbs that inhabit the Arboretum’s diverse gardens and help commemorate World Food Day (October 16). World Food Day, established in 1945 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a global celebration, asserting that the right to food is a basic human right. The celebration also encourages in sustainable food systems and some of the major global challenges. Learn what edible plants and herbs would be good in your garden and what is great for wildlife. Bring your walking shoes and your questions. Learn more here: https://phsonline.org/events/sustainability-action-day-edible-plant-walk/
  • Oct
    17
    Build Your Own with Public Workshop & Trash Academy
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    4017 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

    Build Your Own with Public Workshop & Trash Academy

    October 17, 2018
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 3 hours
    4017 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
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    In collaboration with Clean PHL and Public Workshop, students activists from our Trash Academy programming will repurpose predatory signage offering to purchase homes and vehicles for cash. Rampant in Philadelphia and other cities, these signs will be recycled into useful, joyful objects. MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/249892665716104/
  • Oct
    17
    PECO Green Roof Tour
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    PECO Main Building 2301 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

    PECO Green Roof Tour

    October 17, 2018
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 1 hour
    PECO Main Building 2301 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
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    Want to learn about green roof technology and how it can help the environment? The 45,000 square foot Peco green roof, maintained by PHS, features an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia. Space is limited to 25 people per tour, and pre-registration at least two business days before the tour is required. Tour participants must be at least 18 years of age. Septa Bus and Trolley lines are recommended for travel as parking is not offered by PHS or PECO. If you are traveling by car, be advised of Philadelphia Parking Authority signs for street parking restrictions as well as rates offered by private lots. Learn more here: https://phsonline.org/events/peco-green-roof-tour-13/

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